Food for All & All for Food BISTRO

Food for All & All for Food on Friday 13th March at 7pm is an event aiming to support and connect local communities by raising awareness about food waste and by bringing people from different cultural and social backgrounds together under the same roof to enjoy a delicious night of diversity.

The event will be held in partnership with The Rainbow Junktion Cafe (charity cafe providing meals from food that would otherwise go to waste on a pay as you feel basis) and some Leeds University Union’s cultural societies, in the scope of raising funds and awareness, as well as highlighting the diversity of the Leeds community. As far as food is concerned, there’s going to be a buffet of various countries’ cuisines, and guests should pay as they see fit – come to enjoy!

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options will be available. Allergens and ingredients listed on food labels.

Please bring cash with you ! Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay, however a £5 donation is suggested.

Hosted by the Intercultural Ambassadors as part of University of Leeds, World Unite Festival.

The Intercultural Ambassadors programme is supported by funding from Santander Universities.

Book your tickets on our Facebook events page

Bistro featuring Lewis Burner – Friday 6th March

We are very excited to welcome back the unbelievably talented local singer/songwriter Lewis Burner to our next Rainbow Junction Bistro on Friday 6th March at 7pm.

There will of course also be a delicious three course dinner made from food saved from the bin and transformed by our clever volunteers. We will have all the main dietary options covered and everything will be pay-as-you-feel.

We will also be holding a collection of warm clothes/other useful things for amazing local group Helping Hands who are doing outreach to the sadly ever growing homeless community of Leeds. So if you have any good quality and clean clothes that you could donate then please bring them along on the night.

Please book a ticket to reserve your seat and then pay-as-you-feel on the night.

Rainbow Junktion Recipe Book launch Bistro – 21 February 2020

We are so excited to be launching our Rainbow Cookbook at a bistro night of delicious pay-as-you-feel food.

The cookbook is a culmination of a lot of work from staff, volunteers and customers and we are really proud of it. It will help us raise essential funds to keep our beautiful community cafe open.

Come and join us for dinner, celebrate with us and grab your copy (suggested minimum donation £5).

We are also looking for other local artists/zine makers who might want to sell their creations at the bistro … get in touch with if you would like to be involved.

To book your ticket go to

Racial Justice Network Bistro – 7th February 2020

We are excited to be collaborating with fabulous local organisation Racial Justice Network in our next Bistro on 7th February.

‘We listen and work with communities on effective ways of challenging oppressive practices. We support individuals and groups to embolden confidence and skills to tackle challenges, and to run effective campaigns. We also support and encourage people to build solidarity, and to mobilise large communities of resistance to affect change. Our current work includes #StopTheScandal, a campaign to resist the use of mobile fingerprint scanners with links to immigration databases.’

Racial Justice Network

Why not come along for dinner and find out more about their work? Tickets can be booked here

Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)

Have you ever thought about learning British Sign Language? Here is your chance!

We are hosting three introductory sessions to learn some basic British Sign Language and discuss deaf awareness. No previous experience is necessary.

The sessions are free and will run from 11am to 12.30pm on Mondays 27th January, 3rd and 10th February with the option of a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch in the Rainbow Junktion Cafe afterwards.

We hope this will then go on to become a self sustaining learning group.

Bistro with Big Al’s Big Choir

We invite you to the next amazing Rainbow Junktion Bistro on Friday 22 November at 7pm. This time we will be joined by BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR to bring some funk to your foodie delights! They’re even bring a live band with them!

Our goal is to put an end to unnecessary food waste and poverty. We collect the food that supermarkets, businesses, and charities throw away and redistribute it to our community. The food is pay-as-you-feel to make it accessible to everyone and anyone.

As part of this mission we run evening bistro/ fundraisers, such as this one. The bistro includes a three course meal, talks and performance including the Steel Pan Sparrows and BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR.

Please book a place and if you are unable to attend cancel your ticket through the Eventbrite website.

Community Bistro Friday 1st November

There is another community bistro on Friday 1st November, a chance to sooth your nerves after Halloween! We will be creating more amazing three course meals from perfectly good food that was otherwise being thrown out. This is part of our attempt to stop food going to waste and to highlight the issue. The meal is Pay As You Feel but you need to book a ticket for which we make a small charge. You can book your ticket via our Facebook page.